BWSR’s Clean Water Fund-backed water quality work with landowners, SWCDs and watersheds across Minnesota contributed to some of the proposed removals from the state’s impaired waters list. Sample a half-dozen, from Sherburne, Pope, Washington, Stearns, Dakota and Grant counties.
The Lawns to Legumes program has helped Minnesota residents plant more than 1.2 million square feet of pollinator habitat since installations began in spring 2020. Grant applications will be accepted through Feb. 15.
“We’re always preaching that these prairies are so valuable, but there’s hardly any programs that (actually) pay a landowner to put it in a permanent easement.” — John Voz, BWSR, on RIM grassland easements